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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Piper Jaffray Prop Team Resets Emphasis

Two Piper Jaffray staffers have turned their focus away from mortgage-bond purchases and toward arranging securitizations for clients.

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European Issuers Crowding Into Market

Europe’s near-term issuance pipeline is growing.

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US Banks Exploring Synthetic CLO Revival

Several banks are considering the possibility of conducting synthetic collateralized loan obligations in the U.S.

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US Ruling Imminent on Bank MBS Deals

Major U.S. banks are anxiously waiting to see if a federal regulator accepts J.P. Morgan’s opinion that a mortgage-backed securities blueprint it has...

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Zika Concerns Deter Miami Conferencegoers

The Zika virus curtailed attendance at Information Management Network’s “ABS East” conference.

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More European NPL Deals Enter Pipeline

The completion of a nonperforming-loan securitization in Italy has stirred talk that similar offerings could follow.

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Kroll Launching European Bond-Rating Effort

Kroll is starting a European bond-rating unit.

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Redwood Hitting Pause on MBS Program

Redwood Trust is poised to hit the brakes on its jumbo-mortgage securitization program.

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BNP Installing Division Heads in US, UK

BNP Paribas’ hiring of former J.P. Morgan executive Mick Wiedrick was accompanied by two other high-level additions, signaling continued efforts by...

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Agencies Gravitate to Insurance Contracts

Intense demand for so-called credit insurance risk sharing deals from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is suppressing growth in the agencies’ sales of...

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Guardian Finds Opening for CLOs

Guardian Life just completed its first-ever collateralized loan obligation, underscoring how the environment has changed for rookie issuers in that...

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REITs Push Banks for Risk-Transfer Deals

Several mortgage REITs are trying to convince J.P. Morgan to come to market more often with mortgage bond deals designed to reduce its capital-reserve...

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